Chicago and Manteno drivers are eagerly awaiting the 2016 Ford Taurus, which promises a lower weight, improved fuel economy, and even sharper performance than ever before. Few new models could make such claims, but Ford is set to back them all up with this unmissable sedan. The currently available 2015 Taurus has set expectations high – the 2016 model will not disappoint.
The Taurus is already one of the most generously sized sedans on the road, offering plenty of room for all occupants to spread out and an expansive 20-cubic-foot trunk which few competitors could hope to match. However, Ford engineers have now found a way to retain the space while dropping the pounds.
To shed some weight, the Taurus is being moved to a longer, wider version of the same chassis which has been utilized for the impressive Ford Fusion. That should mean more than a reduction of the base weight, with handling also sure to find itself enhanced.
The 2016 Ford Taurus promises improved performance and a higher top speed; given the already enviably power of the 2015 model, it certainly has its work cut out. The current engine choices should be carried over, but upgraded versions will be available.
To get pulses racing across Chicago and Manteno, it had been announced that the turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder currently offered in the Mustang could add its muscle to the Taurus. The base model is likely to receive a turbocharged V6 – something currently only available in the SHO model. Efficiency will also be improved with a cutting-edge nine-speed transmission system.
One significant advantage that the Ford Taurus enjoys is that most competitors – such as the Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Avalon, Chrysler 300, and Nissan Maxima – have undergone updates in the last few years. This will make the new Taurus one of the few vehicles in its class with the most recent complete redesign, so technology should be top-of-the-line.
An advanced MyFord Touch system is expected, as well as a whole suite of driver assist technologies. At Terry’s Ford of Peotone, we can’t wait to explore the new Taurus.
The 2016 Ford Taurus is set to roll into the showroom at Terry’s Ford of Peotone in the fall of 2015, so contact us soon for more information. We look forward to seeing our Chicago and Manteno customers soon!